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Following the sighting of the 2017 Suzuki Swift earlier this year, our spy photographers have spotted the go-faster variant of the upcoming hatchback, the Swift Sport undergoing hot weather testing in Europe. The first thing you might have noticed are the LED daytime running lights, set within the headlamp assembly.

Distinguishable by a deeper front spoiler with a larger air intake up front, deeper skirts along the sides and large, twin exhaust pipes at the back, the Swift Sport is set to receive a force-fed powerplant, marking the current Swift Sport as the end of the line for the naturally-aspirated, go-faster Swift.

Just like its regular Swift sibling, the Swift Sport appears to have its rear door handles relocated to the rear edge of the window frame, giving its rear doors a cleaner look. As before, the Swift Sport receives a larger wheel-and-tyre combo compared to the standard variant, with suspension and braking components expected to be uprated items to match the Swift Sport’s greater performance.

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Providing that straight-line performance is a 1.4 litre Boosterjet turbocharged engine, which produces 138 and 220 Nm of torque in its application in the Suzuki Vitara. The turbocharged unit is expected to be paired with a six-speed manual, possibly also with the option of a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

While the standard Suzuki Swift is expected to make a Paris Motor Show debut later this year, the upcoming Swift Sport is predicted to make an official appearence midway through 2017.